WWE NXT Prospect Yulisa Leon Returns From Major Knee Injury On SmackDown

WWE star Yulisa Leon is officially back in the ring. Leon joined forces with Valentina Feroz on the May 19 edition of "WWE SmackDown" and went up against the reigning "NXT" Women's Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn. Leon was making her return to competition for the first time in nine months after being on the sidelines due to a torn ligament in her knee.

Feroz celebrated the return of her long-time tag team partner on her Twitter account in the aftermath of the match. The duo was initially paired up on the November 19, 2021 edition of the now-defunct "205 Live," losing to the tag team of Kayden Carter and Katana Chance.

"OMG WE ARE BACK," Feroz wrote. "After 9 months we are back! I don't have the words to describe how happy [I am] and how grateful we are for all the love! Thank you to everyone who supports us, it's amazing to see how two latinas can crush the world together. YEEEES, YOUR FAVORITE TAG TEAM!"

Leon's injury came to light after she appeared on the September 13, 2022 edition of "NXT" wearing a knee brace and using crutches, revealing to Feroz, Indus Sher member Sanga, and the WWE Universe that she had sustained the aforementioned knee injury

The 27-year-old WWE star had her first tryout with the company back in 2019 and was given a developmental contract two years later. Leon is a second-generation wrestler, with her father, Ulises Cantu Gutierrez, who went by the ring name Bronco, previously competing in CMLL.